Over the twenty years, stress at work and work-life balance has attracted the attention of a lot of observers such as employers, journalists, politicians, and health professionals. At the same time, a new kind of addiction has been identified, workaholism. The term workaholic refers to a person who is addicted to work. The word appeared in the 1960s and gained more widespread use in the 1990s. In fact, workaholics live to work rather than work to live. Workaholism seems to have become an important problem in our society, a social pathology. Workaholics Anonymous was founded in 1983 by a financial planner and a teacher. It is a program for people with a problematic relationship with work.
[...] In fact, for most people, having a workaholic boss is regarded far more positively than might be expected Only 3 per cent of people who described their boss as a “workaholic” said they resented the long hours he or she worked, whereas 70 per cent regarded him as a good example, although there is a clear danger that they will feel under pressure to work longer hours themselves. Similarly, workaholic workers sometimes indirectly bully their colleagues and a quarter of them declare that they work longer hours in order to avoid looking lazy. Pressure to work long hours can come from the workplace hierarchy or from peers. Indeed, it is also often a part of company culture, a cultural consensus. The company values its hard workers. So always looking busy makes people think that they are important and increase their admiration. [...]
[...] You are not alone” Workaholics Anonymous reassures. In fact, ten per cent, or more, of the population could be considered as workaholics by virtue of the hours they put in. Such was the case with Tim Delaunay: he has been a workaholic since his childhood. He has always worked hard and now, his typical working day begins at 8.15 am, and ends at 9 pm, and he frequently works on Sunday morning. Moreover, as many workaholics do, he turns his hobbies into money-making ventures since he is also director of the fast-rising football club, Fulham. [...]
[...] Workaholics often have little time for personal lives, family and friends, and medical problems such as sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety, or obsessive- compulsive disorder, can be work-related. We can point out lots of negative consequences of workaholism. For example, a study from 2002 shows that workaholic or distant parents (and not especially single parents), are to blame for juvenile delinquency In fact, family connection appeared as “powerfully” linked to a lower risk of problem behavior including drug use and teenage pregnancy. [...]
[...] In fact, workaholics live to work rather than work to live. Workaholism seems to have become an important problem in our society, a social pathology. Therefore, like Alcoholics Anonymous -except that it deals with compulsive working rather than drinking- Workaholics Anonymous was founded in 1983 by a financial planner and a teacher. It is a program for people with a problematic relationship with work. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop working compulsively. Whereas, Alexander Garret, in his article name is Tim . [...]
[...] According to Roger Spiller, National Secretary for Health, Safety and the Environment at the MSF trade union, it's pressure that's institutionalised, then you really have to change the institution, because the individual can't resist in those circumstances”. In addition, many observers underline that workaholics are frequently ineffective. Gaby Hinsliff, Chief Political Correspondent, Workaholic parents cause delinquency Sunday April The Observer Alexander Garrett, My name is Tim . I'm a workaholic Sunday February The Observer. A study of American high students, presented on 2002, at a conference organized by the National Family and Parenting Institute. [...]
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